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Toshiba Corporation, a Tokyo based consumer electronics company offers the Gigabeat line of digital media players. These mp3 players usually have hard drives as memory storage type with capacities ranging from 10GB to around 60 GB. There are also flash drive based mp3 players which offer 4GB to around 8GB of storage.

A distinguishable design seen in the best mp3 players from Toshiba is the Plus Touch control cross present on its front face. Each tip of the cross, as well as the intersection, is actually a button which lets you access the various features of the player. Although its a different design, customers may take some time getting used to it.

Compared to other mp3 players which usually have the volume controls, track advance/reverse and play buttons on the front face of the device, the Toshiba players has them along the right side of the player. For a hard drive based player, these mp3 players are surprisingly lightweight.

The mp3 players from Toshiba has a docking cradle. The USB connector present in it can be used to charge the unit. When the CD RipRec button is pressed, it also can be used to transfer audio files directly from CD's without first storing them on your PC. This feature allows the transfer of the entire collection of songs from CD to the player with installing any additional software.

The sound quality is good and can be controlled by the different equaliser settings.You can play all the media files having common formats such as avi, mov, mp3, wav, wma, wmv, jpeg, bmp comfortably on the screen size which varies from 1.1 to 3 inches. This can be either touch screens or vga displays. The Gigabeat Room management or the Napster To Go software allows you to effectively organise or transfer media files.

Toshiba mp3 players are not big on features compared to other mp3 players from Sony or Apple or Samsung. Offering decent quality sound for the price it commands, take a look at the best mp3 players from Toshiba as listed below.

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Toshiba Gigabeat

Toshiba gigabeat MES-30 (30 GB) MP3 Player


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Toshiba gigabeat MES-30 (30 GB) MP3 Player
Toshiba gigabeat MES60VK (60 GB) Digital Media Player
Toshiba gigabeat S (60 GB) MP3 Player
Toshiba Gigabeat 4GB Portable Media Player - Orange MP3 Player (MET400-OR)
Toshiba Gigabeat U202 2 GB MP3 Player (GIGABEATU202)
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Release Date
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Main Storage Type
Hard Drive
Hard Drive
Hard Drive
Built-in Memory
Storage Capacity
30.0 GB
60.0 GB
60.0 GB
2.0 GB
Family Line
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Number of Songs
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Use
Music
Music, Video, Recording, Photo Viewing
Music, Recording
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    - Finally, rated battery life for video is weaker than Toshiba had originally suggested.
    - The side buttons are small, but they are easy to use and understand.
    - Navigation is fluid and responsive, and multitasking is no chore at all.
    - We were able to watch two 90-minute movies plus half of another one, which is a good thing to know if you're getting on a plane.

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    - The Toshiba Gigabeat S MES30VW is a nicely styled product, a smartly designed media player.

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    - Gigabeat's controls are straightforward and uncluttered.
    - Gigabeat is slightly narrower, which fits my palm better.
    - In the box with the player are a quick start guide, USB cable, AV cable, USB conversion cable, AC adapter, AC adapter cable, software CD-ROM and earbuds that were surprisingly comfortable and impressive sounding for standard earphones.

  • Rating Unavailable

    - Finally, rated battery life for video is weaker than Toshiba had originally suggested.
    - The side buttons are small, but they are easy to use and understand.
    - Navigation is fluid and responsive, and multitasking is no chore at all.
    - We were able to watch two 90-minute movies plus half of another one, which is a good thing to know if you're getting on a plane.

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    - The Toshiba Gigabeat S MES30VW is a nicely styled product, a smartly designed media player.

  • Rating Unavailable

    - Gigabeat's controls are straightforward and uncluttered.
    - Gigabeat is slightly narrower, which fits my palm better.
    - In the box with the player are a quick start guide, USB cable, AV cable, USB conversion cable, AC adapter, AC adapter cable, software CD-ROM and earbuds that were surprisingly comfortable and impressive sounding for standard earphones.

  • Rating Unavailable

    - Finally, rated battery life for video is weaker than Toshiba had originally suggested.
    - The side buttons are small, but they are easy to use and understand.
    - Navigation is fluid and responsive, and multitasking is no chore at all.
    - We were able to watch two 90-minute movies plus half of another one, which is a good thing to know if you're getting on a plane.

  • Rating Unavailable

    - The Toshiba Gigabeat S MES30VW is a nicely styled product, a smartly designed media player.

  • Rating Unavailable

    - Gigabeat's controls are straightforward and uncluttered.
    - Gigabeat is slightly narrower, which fits my palm better.
    - In the box with the player are a quick start guide, USB cable, AV cable, USB conversion cable, AC adapter, AC adapter cable, software CD-ROM and earbuds that were surprisingly comfortable and impressive sounding for standard earphones.

  • Rating Unavailable

    - Finally, rated battery life for video is weaker than Toshiba had originally suggested.
    - The side buttons are small, but they are easy to use and understand.
    - Navigation is fluid and responsive, and multitasking is no chore at all.
    - We were able to watch two 90-minute movies plus half of another one, which is a good thing to know if you're getting on a plane.

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    - The Toshiba Gigabeat S MES30VW is a nicely styled product, a smartly designed media player.

  • Rating Unavailable

    - Gigabeat's controls are straightforward and uncluttered.
    - Gigabeat is slightly narrower, which fits my palm better.
    - In the box with the player are a quick start guide, USB cable, AV cable, USB conversion cable, AC adapter, AC adapter cable, software CD-ROM and earbuds that were surprisingly comfortable and impressive sounding for standard earphones.

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    - The presets are scant including only flat, rock, jazz, classic, and pop.
    - Buttons are solid and tolerances are right on; they depress nicely with a smooth yet responsive tactile feel.
    - There were plenty of buttons to make navigation quick and easy, but not too many to confuse.
    - The design is original and screams retro.

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    - The battery life is good (up to 16 hours on one charge) and the 20Gb model we tested has room for about 5,000 songs.
    - Sound quality is good, and there are plenty of equaliser settings to play around with.


Top 5 toshiba mp3 player:

  1. Toshiba gigabeat MES-30 (30 GB) MP3 Player
  2. Toshiba gigabeat MES60VK (60 GB) Digital Media Player
  3. Toshiba gigabeat S (60 GB) MP3 Player
  4. Toshiba Gigabeat 4GB Portable Media Player - Orange MP3 Player (MET400-OR)
  5. Toshiba Gigabeat U202 2 GB MP3 Player (GIGABEATU202)